SJJ Hosts Inaugural Summit for Justice

SJJ Hosts Inaugural Summit for Justice
Posted on 02/25/2020
St. John's Jesuit Hosts Inaugural Summit for Justice by Tackling Environmental Issues

TOLEDO, OH (February 28, 2020) - St. John's Jesuit High School and Academy will host an inaugural Summit for Justice during the week of March 2-6. This year, the students at SJJ will address the issue of “environmental justice” by listening to keynote speakers, embarking on excursions around the community, and engaging nearly 30 local professionals and experts during a Breakout Day on Friday, March 6.

In an effort to raise awareness about contemporary issues, the SJJ Summit is designed to expose students to different perspectives and challenge their way of thinking. By speaking to the students, local experts and advocates, including some of their own peers, will inform the students about both local and global issues associated with the environment. The SJJ community will learn more about climate change, resource shortages, food deserts, pollution, clean energy, and many more topics that affect the modern world.

"The Summit is an exciting addition to our pastoral life at St. John’s Jesuit," said Mr. Phil Skeldon, the SJJ Administrator of Pastoral Ministries and Outreach. "Tackling difficult issues of justice, like those associated with the environment, will help our young men grow into more responsible and aware global citizens when they graduate from our SJJ community." 

This effort was primarily steered by faculty members Phil Skeldon, Phil Levering, Adam Dane ‘02, and Amir Horani ‘13, although the entire school community, including nearly 15 faculty and 40 students, helped to complete this massive undertaking. The local Diocesan high schools, as well as five Jesuit high schools, will also attend and participate in this event.  The Summit for Justice will become an annual tradition at St. John’s Jesuit in order to more fully realize the institution’s hope of creating young men who are “Committed to Doing Justice.”
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